Friday, September 28, 2007

The baby is sleeping. I'll try and get all this in before she decides its time to eat again.

I went into labor Saturday night/Sunday morning. We went to the hospital late Saturday night but got sent home because I wasn't dialating any further. The doctor sent me with a sleeping pill so that I could get some rest because he said I was definitely on my way and I needed my rest. The second we got home though, I was in true labor. I couldn't sleep, even with the drugs. We got back to the hospital at 4:30am Sunday morning. They were so busy, we sat in triage for 3 hours before a nurse came and checked on me, put a fetal monitor on, checked my blood pressure, anything. The resident doctor finally came and checked me at 8:30, I was 5 centimeters dialated, so they decided to admit me. Needless to say, I'd been having contractions 2-3 minutes apart most of the night and the entire time we were in the hospital. Because they admited me so late, I had to wait for my blood work to be run before I could have an epidural. Once I got drugs, life was good! Marc and I both got to sleep some during the day. And then she came at 7:25pm. I started pushing around 5, but my doctor had 2 or 3 back to back c-sections, so we had to wait. But I think if she had been available, Sofia would have been here sooner.

The hospital was so busy, there were no post-partum rooms available. We stayed in Labor and Delivery longer than normal and then when they really needed the room they sent us back to triage for a day, and then finally got moved to post partum for a day. Just to give you an idea, 20 babies were born in a 24 hour period, Saturday night to Sunday night. And Labor and Delivery only has 12 rooms. My induction that was scheduled for Monday would have been pushed back again. We still wouldn't have this baby. Its a good thing she decided to come on her own!

Oh, and there are new photos on the picassa website.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sofia Claire

Introducing Sofia Claire.
She was born Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 7:25pm. She weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces, was 21.25 inches long, and has a head of brown hair. There are a few lighter pieces on the ends, so it might end up a little lighter or even have a reddish hue. I have tons of pictures to upload off the camera but haven't just yet. This one will have to do for now.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


We are still on hold. Apparently, every woman in Northern Virginia that is pregnant went into labor last night, except me. The Labor and Delivery rooms are all full and all the postpartum rooms are full. MY doctor has to go out of town tomorrow for a funeral, so she won't schedule me for tomorrow. We are currently scheduled for Monday at 1pm and are the 1st in line to get moved up to 7am if there is an opening. The only way we are having a baby before the weekend is if she decides she wants to come on her own. The main inconvenience is that my parents are in town just hanging out and Marc's was off work all day today. I was off work as well, but I really don't feel like being there this pregnant anyway. We are going to walk again all weekend and maybe even eat Mexican every night for dinner!

One last post before baby...

One last post before the baby is here. We got a call last night, at 9pm mind you, that our inducement had been moved up to 7am this morning and could we be there at midnight last night. Needless to say we weren't prepared to be there in 3 hours. So they said, no problem, just come in at 7am and don't eat anything after midnight. We just got another call at 5:45am telling us they need to push us back until 11am. I guess they had a bunch of people come in over night in labor and didn't have the space for us. Oh, and now I can have a light breakfast. =)

We'll be without computer technology until we get home, so don't expect pictures or updates anytime soon. For those of you who we have cell phone numbers for, we'll at a bare minimum send out a text message and a grainy cell phone image. =)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

No baby yet

Since everyone keeps asking, I thought I'd keep ya'll informed. We still haven't had her yet, but we've been walking to hopefully help things along. We wandered the mall Friday night, I walked the dog yesterday morning, we walked the dog again this morning, wandered around the outlet mall, and then the grocery. Needless to say, I'm a little tired.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cadbury Gorilla

Ya'll gotta see this new advertisement for Cadbury milk chocolate. You can go to Cadbury website and click on the 'a minute and a half full of joy'. Or you can just go to YouTube.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Baby's photo album

I just created a new photo album for the baby. Granted, there aren't any pictures of the baby yet. I put in a couple of the ultrasound pictures as placeholders. Our hospital doesn't allow computers, or anything you can plug in for that matter (yes, this includes hair dryers, I know I probably won't feel like drying my hair, but I would like the option), so I don't know how soon we will be able to upload pictures of the lil one once she comes. But this will be where you will want to look.

Baby Pictures

Inducement Scheduled

The doctor's appointment went well. I guess my cervix still isn't "favorable"....still about the same from the last appointment. But we do have a no later than date. Our inducement is scheduled for Sept 20th. So we either have 11 or 12 days left. =) Now the dog and I are off to take a walk, hoping to help my cervix along.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

12 days left to go...

Tomorrow we will have 12 days left until our due date. We also have a doctors appointment in the morning, so I'll keep everyone posted. I'm hoping we schedule an inducement tomorrow. Then we will have a no later than date. =)

Here is a picture of me at 38 weeks, 1 day.